Article: North Cumbria Integrated Care chooses Better solution for e-prescribing

Open Governance, Open Health, Procedures (Medical), Standards

North Cumbria Integrated Care chooses Better solution for e-prescribing

The platform will be operational across the trust’s acute and community hospitals and will be implemented in partnership with CGI. The Better Meds solution will support the immediate integration of the trust’s existing decision support systems as well as its pharmacy and Omnicell automated dispensing cabinets.

The solution is built on an openEHR platform to allow further integration with new systems in the future. It marks the next step in the trust’s ambition to move away from paper-based systems towards a central EPR model, intended to improve the delivery of hospital and community health services to more than half a million people.

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Article: IBM-backed Grillo open sources earthquake early-warning system through The Linux Foundation

Innovation, Open Space

IBM-backed Grillo open sources earthquake early-warning system through The Linux Foundation

Earlier today, The Linux Foundation announced it will host a new initiative to accelerate the standardization and deployment of earthquake early-warning (EEW) systems for earthquake preparedness around the world. Created by Grillo with support from IBM, USAID, the Clinton Foundation, and Arrow Electronics, the OpenEEW project includes the core components of the Grillo EEW system composed of integrated capabilities to sense, detect, and analyze earthquakes and to alert communities.

IBM was originally connected to Grillo through the Clinton Foundation at a convening of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network. Now, IBM is assisting Grillo by adding the OpenEEW earthquake technology into the Call for Code deployment pipeline supported by The Linux Foundation.

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